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Product warranty could be extended: TÜV will soon be offering a new service

2024-02-24T05:52:51.413Z

Highlights: Product warranty could be extended: TÜV will soon be offering a new service. As of: February 24, 2024, 6:49 a.m By: Philipp Bräuner CommentsPressSplit If the right to repair comes, the manufacturers of many products have an obligation to pay. TÝV Rheinland now offers to inspect your goods. Manufacturers can have TÚV certification for repairs. In addition, product manufacturers should be able to have the repairability of their products certified.



As of: February 24, 2024, 6:49 a.m

By: Philipp Bräuner

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If the right to repair comes, the manufacturers of many products have an obligation to pay.

TÜV Rheinland now offers to inspect your goods.

Munich - With a new right to repair and another eco-design regulation, the EU has declared war on the throwaway society.

As a result of these two measures, manufacturers are now primarily responsible.

So that they can find out whether their products meet the new repair standards, TÜV Rheinland is now offering tests for industrial products.

Speaking of TÜV: If you still have a pink sticker on your car, it can now get expensive.

Manufacturers can have TÜV certification for repairs

In addition, product manufacturers should be able to have the repairability of their products certified, according to a statement from TÜV Rheinland.

Based on the analysis in TÜV's own laboratories, this should be determined using a so-called repair index.

If a manufacturer has had its product tested, consumers can find out more about it via the Certipedia database.

In this year's TÜV report, one car brand showed a particularly large number of defects.

The right to repair is intended to make it easier and cheaper for consumers to repair their devices.

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The EU Parliament and the member states agreed on a right to repair at the beginning of February.

However, the law is still pending.

If it comes into force in its current form, it will primarily strengthen the rights of consumers.

The warranty obligation, i.e. the guarantee on a product, should be extended by another year after a repair.

In the event of a warranty claim, the repair within the deadline would also be free of charge.

But even after the warranty period has expired, repairing industrial products should become cheaper and easier.

However, a small crash with an electric car can be expensive.

TÜV test for right to repair - spare parts must be kept available

In addition, spare parts would then have to be affordable and available from manufacturers in the long term.

They would also be obliged to provide information about a repair and its expected costs.

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This right to repair is not least an attempt to control the growing masses of electronic waste in the European Union.

According to a survey by Eurostat, the mountain has grown from almost 3 million tons in 2012 to 4.9 million tons in 2021.

This corresponds to an average of 11 kilograms of electronic waste per inhabitant - per year.

Smaller repair initiatives like the one in Freising can also help reduce this.

With eco-design for more sustainable product design

The aim of the Ecodesign Regulation is to tackle the problem of environmentally harmful product design at the root, so to speak.

This EU Ecodesign Directive has been in force since 2005 and makes it possible to set specific requirements for certain product groups.

These are already available for a total of 29 product groups, such as televisions, dishwashers and vacuum cleaners.

However, according to the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection (BMWK), their number can be continuously expanded.

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